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Book - The Roads to Santiago de Compostela

jmcarp

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I found this interesting book in the gift shop of the castle located on the top of the big rock in downtown Lourdes (France): http://www.msm-editions.fr/spip.php?article111 . I'm not sure where else it may be found, but a search on the ISBM 978-2-3508-0046-2 will show some possible sources.
 
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OTH86

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Thanks, @jmcarp, Looks like something my Camino library needs!! But it's interesting that the title is in English, but I can't find an English version on any of my book finding sites... French works for me, but I'm just curious why the English title...:)
 

jmcarp

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It's printed in France, but there were copies in multiple languages on the shelf in the gift shop where I bought it. I believe it's available in French, English, and Spanish for sure, and possibly some others as well. I looked to see if it is available on Amazon, but it wasn't listed -- at least not on the Amazon US site. There is an email link on the MSM page in my original post, so maybe if you contact them they could help you find a source.
 

Kathar1na

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It's one of my favourite books about the Saint James' Ways. I bought it (French version) from a European Amazon site a few years back after I had seen it in a window of a small bookshop along the road from Tours. I didn't buy it at the time because I didn't want to carry it in my backpack.

Lots of excellent photos (but no landscapes, no albergues, no food and no pilgrims, it's not that kind of book!) and good descriptions and summaries. Approximately 70 pages deal with the Camino Frances in Spain, about 140 pages concern the chemins in France and the rest is of a more general nature about history, legend etc.
 
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jmcarp

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It's one of my favourite books about the Saint James' Ways. I bought it (French version) from a European Amazon site a few years back after I had seen it in a window of a small bookshop along the road from Tours. I didn't buy it at the time because I didn't want to carry it in my backpack.

Lots of excellent photos (but no landscapes, no albergues, no food and no pilgrims, it's not that kind of book!) and good descriptions and summaries. Approximately 70 pages deal with the Camino Frances in Spain, about 140 pages concern the chemins in France and the rest is of a more general nature about history, legend etc.
That's a good summary of the book. It's definitely not a typical "Been there, done that" account of someone's walk, but a good introduction to the history of St James and the pilgrimage itself, with emphasis on the routes in France and the Camino Francés in Spain as the continuation of those routes. Too bad it's not readily available from the normal sources. The physical format of the book itself reminds me of the "Eyewitness" travel guides, but with much more depth and detail.
 
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